Environmental Biotechnology was conceived after scanning the available literature in the area, which indicated that references in the subject are scanty and highly sporadic. This book provides comprehensive information on the different aspects of environmental biotechnology and also discusses the processes and new technologies dealing with pollutants, degradation and resource recovery.
It has been designed to serve as a good study material for the students and researchers in the field. At the end of the book there is an exhaustive reference section to guide the readers for additional reading.
Pradipta K. Mohapatra :- Pradipta K. Mohapatra, Ph. D., Utkal University, Bhubaneswar and Post Doctoral Research at Rostock University, Germany, is currently a Reader in Botany at the P. G. Department of Botany, Utkal University. Dr Mohapatra was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany. He has done extensive work on responses of photosynthetic apparatus under insecticides stress in leading institutes in Germany and has published many research papers in standard refered journals. He is teaching Microbiology and Environmental Biotechnology to the M. Sc. and M. Phil. students. His research interests include aquatic bioassay studies, microbial degradation of pesticides and biochemical basis of pesticide resistance in cyanobacteria. He has reputation for his expertise in analysis of pesticide toxicity using chlorophyll fluorescence signals. He has 54 research publications. In addition Dr Mohapatra has published two books and edited four research proceedings. His Textbook of Biotechnology has been well received by the faculty as well as student community.